Wine Bottling Day is one of Wine Guild Victoria’s most popular functions. It provides an opportunity to take part in the whole process of bottling a good red wine, from washing and distilling the bottles to filling them, corking them, applying the foil capsule, labelling the bottles and packing them into cartons.
Of course, you can enjoy sampling the product while you work or just soak in the picnic atmosphere. Once the bottling is complete it’s time for a delicious spit roast lunch, followed by a selection of home-made desserts.
As a bonus, each adult participant goes home with a carton of 6 bottles of freshly bottled Bendigo Shiraz with a retail value of $150.
The wine: A 2016 Bendigo Shiraz. The 2016 vintage is described by the winemaker as exceptional. In addition, the harvest was larger than usual, which has enabled Wine Guild Victoria to purchase a 300 litre barrel at a great price. The wine we are getting will be bottled by Balgownie as their Black Label Shiraz, which retails at $25 per bottle. It is drinking well now but will develop in the bottle with careful cellaring for another 3-5 years.
Cost: Members: $75 Non-members: $85
RSVP: Monday, October 9, 2017 before 11.00am
Please bring a hat, chair and sunscreen.
This event is not suitable for young children.
The Function Notice, Online Booking Form and Google Map are below.
Please note that cash or cheque payments on the day can no longer be accepted. Payment can only be made by credit card, direct deposit or by mailed cheque (select your preference on the Online Booking Form)
Sunday 12 November, 2017: One Day Coach Tour, Gippsland
Sunday 10 December, 2017: End of Year Barbecue at Rocky Passes Vineyard in the Goulburn Valley
The program is subject to change due to regional events and the changing availability of quality venues and speakers that we have come to expect.